Monthly Archives: September 2013

Anti-spam lawsuits not very successful anymore?

Once upon a time it was not uncommon to hear about judgements for many millions of dollars being awarded against those who make a living flogging things like nutraceuticals.  This made the prospect of a private right of action under … Continue reading

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Constant Contact to Host Free Webinar Series on Canada’s New Anti-Spam Legislation

I will be a guest speaker on a webinar about Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation hosted by Constant Contact this Thursday at 1 pm EST. This free webinar will provide attendees with a background on CASL and how it differs from current … Continue reading

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Where is CASL? What we do and do not know

There are two certainties in an average day at the office over the past few years: I will have some form of minor computer problem, and I will be asked when Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation (CASL) will come into force. In … Continue reading

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When is advertising a “primary purpose” under PIPEDA?

Canadian private sector privacy laws impose a “refusal to deal” condition on organizations when requesting consent for the collection/use/disclosure of personal information. Refusal to deal means that organizations cannot, as a condition of providing a service, require an individual to … Continue reading

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CASL Resources

Canada’s Anti-Spam Legislation (or “CASL”, formerly known as the Electronic Commerce Protection Act and the Fighting Internet and Wireless Spam Act), which was passed in 2010, establishes rules for sending commercial electronic messages (CEMs) as well as the installation of … Continue reading

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